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Advanced Photo Restoration Techniques

Jonathon Parker, Passionate MoGraph and VFX Lectu

Advanced Photo Restoration Techniques

Jonathon Parker, Passionate MoGraph and VFX Lectu

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8 Lessons (1h 13m)
    • 1. Course Intro

    • 2. Lesson 1 - Image Analysis

    • 3. Lesson 2 - Cleaning the background and sides

    • 4. Lesson 3 - Rebuilding missing parts of the photo

    • 5. Lesson 4 - Fixing the remaining minor Damage

    • 6. Lesson 5 - Resconstructing the face

    • 7. Lesson 6 - Restoring the dresses

    • 8. Lesson 7 - Final Summary

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About This Class

Relive past memories while becoming a pro at photo restoration!! It can be so disappointing looking through old photos only to find out that they haven't aged well.

This course is a follow-up from my previous course 'Photo Restoration techniques in Adobe Photoshop 2020' and will demonstrate some more advanced tools and methods to restore badly damaged photos. The photo in question is missing certain parts so we will have to rebuild these!

My name is Jonathon Parker and I am a Visual Effects and Motion Graphics lecturer from Wales, UK. Throughout my lecturing career, I have developed a keen interest in photo restoration and have been restoring clients' photos for the past 2 years.

This class is designed by a teacher, for you, the student. This is an advanced level restoration and we will be looking at some more advanced techniques in this class as we rebuild missing parts of the photo including one of the subjects face. 

This class will teach you the following:

  • How to properly set up your Photoshop Project file
  • How to properly analyse your photo to see the full extent of the damage
  • A non-destructive workflow enabling you to go back to previous versions of your image
  • The Dust and Scratched feature
  • The clone stamp tool,
  • The spot healing brush tool,
  • The stamp tool
  • Content-Aware Fill
  • Colour correction techniques
  • Puppet Warp Tool

So, what are you waiting for?! Either download the project files or grab one of your own photos and let's go!

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Jonathon Parker

Passionate MoGraph and VFX Lectu


My name is Jonathon Parker, a Motion Graphics and Visual Effects lecturer from the UK.


Firstly, a little background about me! I have always been the creative type and always strive to improve and push my creative skills further and further.


As stated above I am already teaching in the UK as a Motion Graphics and VFX lecturer – The difference with my courses will be the fact that they come from an educator, not someone doing this just in their spare time! All my courses focus on teaching and assessment. I will teach you a few skills and then set you an assignment to check that those skills have been learnt. I also see the importance of generating handouts and resources for the student, so I have included these in my courses also!

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1. Course Intro: Hi guys, welcome to my second skill, shackles on photo masturbation. This series of photo restoration lessons will focus on more advanced damage. So if you did check out the first course as quite basic, and this one's a lot more advanced because there's a lot more damage than photo I'll be using. And some of our time at his own face, which is really, really difficult. So you've got to be built one of the subjects faces. So I'm a lecturer from Wales and I'd be doing photo restoration for many years. I teach it as well. So I'll be taking those skills and turn them into Skill Share class for you guys. Now, like I said, this is going to be a challenge in fructose. So download the project files, follow along with me. Or if you want to use your own photos, then you're more than welcome to. But we're gonna be covering some more advanced techniques in this series as opposed to the first one that I did. So let's not waste any more time. Let's jump on into the first lesson. 2. Lesson 1 - Image Analysis: Hi guys. So let's start setting up our project and analyze in the photo. So I've opened the photo inside of Photoshop. First thing I wanna do is I wanna get to image and image size. And the resolution is way too large and the size isn't quite right. So first of all, for the resolution, I'm just gonna set this to 300. And for the height, I'm going to go for 10000496. And the width I'm going to go for 2048. And we go, and if we click OK, we've now got slightly larger image and we'll have a lot of pixels to kind of work with staff. Great. Next we want to look at is the damage is in here. So if we start analyzing that, we've got some scratches by here. So awhile at more cracks I think sums cracks, scratches and some sauce specs. Those, those things will be quite easy to Seoul timed. We've then got this chunk of photo which has been scratched out for some reason. So have to rebuild her shoulder and her hair but there and for some reason when it's been scratched out was being pretty much they've gone round the skill by here so that we don't really have to rebuild any of her, which is quite nice. We've got a lot of damage on the dress by here and buy that. And we've also got damage on the face but here, which is gonna give us quite a few issues. Really difficult tree belt that we've got to rebuild a little bit time here as well. And we got Best at the top, which will probably crop out and crop out the sides as well. So that's what we've got to work with. Now what I always wanted to do as well is make a Levels Adjustment above the photo to really start habitat better look so pretty crushed these colors a little bit by here. You can see there's actually, zoom in is actually a little bit more damage. And we first saw, says, you know, little more tiny specks in here. So this helps reveal more damage. And also if you go the other way, you can see actually coming down here. Lot of sole, dark, black specks in here which we didn't see before. So if we turn this off, I didn't see some of those dark specks in there. And, you know, they're more visible now. And so zooming out and turn it down a bit. This just helps you to kind of see, again, I wasn't picking up on some of this stuff over here. I probably would have if I went through it. But yeah, this using a levels like this really helps you to kind of pick out some issues within the photo. So that's like a quick analysis. We're going to use a myriad of different tools in here. And this is going to be a challenge in project. But let's push on and move into the next lesson. 3. Lesson 2 - Cleaning the background and sides: Okay, so first of all, we're going to focus on getting rid of some of the little minor areas using the Dustin scratches filter. So I'm going to get my background image and make a duplicate of it. And I'm gonna call this photo one. I'll probably renamed a few times a year long. Or actually I'm going to call it. Thus scratches that we go with that layer selected. What I'm gonna do is go to Filter and where the noise, and then go to dust and scratches. And what I wanna do is I want to find a good balance now of using the radius and the threshold to get rid of some of this background, background, the scratches. So I'm just going to increase it something around backed by here as I only use six. And yes, 83. Let's see what happens if I push this to ten. I think I'm going to use 103 yet. So I'm going to click OK. And we've lost a lot of that data and a lot of detail in the faces, which isn't good. So what I wanna do is I've got Dustin scratches or turn that on office by God, I'm gonna get my background layer and duplicate data again. Okay, so what we've got is our background. We've spoken top-to-bottom. We've got Dustin scratches, which is doneness. Then we've got a copy of the background and then the background again, these two bomb ones the same. So I'm going to have Dustin scratches on and the background copy on. With my Dustin scratches selected, I'm going to click this Layer Mask icon, okay? And then if I select my layer mask, just make sure that bad ones got us selection and mind it, this one. But here, I'm then going to hit Control and I, and it'll invert that layer mask. So what we can now do, because we can get our brush tool and make sure we've got white selected, yeah, White. And we can start painting in. Now, click and drag in. And you can see as I paint in web painting, this Dustin scratches layer back in. So for example, you can see if I painted it over face, that actually looks terrifying. But we just want to paint this Dustin scratches layer in the areas that we can like, you know, we definitely can't do on the face, we lose all our information. So I'm just going to mainly focus on the background. And I may also have a look at some areas like here, for example, I may be able to bring stuff back in, but you want to limit it. Areas like this because, you know, again, if I paint over, you can see it's still getting rid of a lot of the detail there. So let's undo that. And yeah, what I'm gonna do is mainly focus on background, so I'll just tie my upset as I do that. Okay, so now that I've completed that, what I want to do is I want to carry on focusing on just completed his background in this lesson because we've started on the background, so we may as well finished with that. Now, one thing to note is that I didn't actually do any of the soul clothing, annual specs and clothing. So want to have a look at doing that different way. And also, you'll notice that if I turn this Dustin scratches on and off, you'll notice that we've probably lost a little bit of the soil grain and the noise in the background, but we can put that back in later. So what I wanna do is I want to carry on by store in this Backgrounds, which has got a gray background, probably apart from in here, or maybe we'll do in there as well. First of all, to do this, I want to get this Dustin scratches and his background copy. Shift, click them both and I'm going to hit Control E and it'll merge them into one layer. So now we've got our ground and this, we'll call it photo one. So it's a first pass at restoring. What I wanna do now is I want to get my stamp tool of the enemy you, so how would you click down here and go to the noise stamp tools, all your patch tool coming, get your patch tool. Do then make sure I'm on the white layer photographs one, click and drag around the area you want to replace. And I'm going to go like that. And they go, we'd replace that bit. So I'm gonna do that as re-select around here for a second. And there we go. Control D to D, select sonorants, come across. I don't like the scratches, but here, I'm just gonna go like that and a little bit of unevenness, but they're just gonna go with fatten inner lives. And what I'll do now is focus mainly on this area to the lot of uneven tones by here. So if I go like that, bring it over here. We'll start evening. Evening. Yeah, thickness so I will start even decide on k. So just keep on going. And you're going to be repeating this process all the way down. And you should eventually have something that looks relatively even all the way down. Okay, so I'm going to carry on doing that. And again, I'm gonna time-lapse it as I do. So the next thing I'm gonna do is I've decided that I'm going to crop in sometimes a dues at the ends and danza do they'll begin in there often do halfway through, but I'm gonna I'm gonna do it now because it's going to give me issues and we don't end up with store in the space, which is an actual photo. So we're gonna do is get my crop tool. And yes, like my crop to, I'm just going to crop in something like I'll make sure you set your clock to filter w times h resolution. Let's just width and height. And so I'm just going to crop it in like this. I don't wanna lose any data. So don't crop ICD-10 data, but I'm just gonna make sure that I set my boundaries up properly. So again, I want to lose that tape because that's not really given us anything. It may be that a client wants you to keep the tape in, but in a, this is going to work cross for now. So I think I can catch up a little bit more on the bottom and just make sure I'm not cutting any detail and brilliant. And then hit enter. And what I'll do, or you can click and tick up there. What I'll do is it'll help us narrow a lot more. In terms of cleaning up the edge by here, I'm going to do is use maybe the spot healing brush for some of it or less, or local CLR code. So if I go down here, that's kind of us doing a good job. Actually spot helium Russian. I don't know if it's gonna work, but here we'll come back and do that but with the patch tool, but let's have a locker going down the side. Asks working relatively well. Brilliant. And let's see what happens if we go like that. Pronoun is not working for me. You can see a little bit of banded in there. So what I'm gonna do is get the patch tool, go around like that and just bring it up here. And then yeah, she can better for a little bit of light and dark, but I soon as can balance them out with the patch tool. And great. Or I can also do is think, I'm going to, I'm going to use the clone stamp tool for the bads. And let's have a look at the top. So I'm gonna go back to my original plan, Spot Healing Brush Tool and come across for that. Hopefully yet as great and see what happens of that. That's good and a miscarriage. And see if this will sort itself out up here. And it wealth amongst prompt. Let's see if it's sorted out there. Brilliant. And let's see that R has awesome. So we've got violet and may have a look and see what happens. But here I don't think this will work. Now. One will work so well. Water may do actually as a major crop in just a touch more. Because we don't know that may have been entered. Factorial is still quite distracting and we don't really lose anything. So I'll just click there. And there we go. That solves that. This bottom line will do maybe in a different lesson. So what I wanna do this is I want to get my clone stamp tool, which is by here. So if you haven't used this before, is basically hold Alt, Click somewhere. And then when you start painting somewhere else, basically of CELAC cross height, basically painting pixels from one area to another. So what I wanna do is hold Alt. And I want to maybe hold Alt and click by here. Let me push with smaller with the square bracket keys. And I want to paint this dress all the way down to the end. Okay, so that's basically going to be taking care of that. And then I can probably, I can use the clone stamp tool for this one, but it's probably easier now if I use the Patch Tool and go like and slow light for their scope, that brilliant. Okay. And we can, yeah, let's have a look then. Let's have a look at was stall in the bottom for the rest of it because that will just be using the clone stamp tool. So S is the shortcut. What I wanna do is pick all of these lines. So alt click and I want to carry on down like that. And I'll just, for argument sake, just to that bet. So Alt Click and carry on the stress down. Alt click by here. And you want to solve small brush, alt click and clone stamp all the way down, like so. And you want to really repeat that all the way across. So again, alt click and just build like that. Alt click by here and just keep on building time. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to again time-lapse myself during this. Okay. So I've now mainly I've completed rebuilt in the bottom. I'm not gonna do this white part yet or this white part. I will, I think in the next lesson, but I just want to wrap that lesson there for now because we've done quite a bit. So to see where we've come from is basically if we disable photo past one with come from neighbour, we also dealt with the sides whilst we have actually done more than that. But that's a really good sort of first step. So why I said in the next one, we're going to look completely replace in this white area and rebuild in that time now, which will leave us for some more clean up on the clothes and faces before we deal with this at the end. So I will see you then in the next lesson. 4. Lesson 3 - Rebuilding missing parts of the photo: Okay, so in this lesson we're going to be replaced in this white area by here, rebuilding the skills shoulder and torso. And we're also going to be removing this white area by here, which should leave us with just a little bit of touch up on some smaller parts. And then dealing with this monster restoration area over here. Okay? So what we need to do first of all is I'm going to get my Amman photo pass one. Let's duplicate this and go photo pass and rename it to photos too. Bingo. And what I'm gonna do now is get my magic wand and unselect this area. Okay. So could the edge, Well I'm going to do is if we do look at this edge, you can see it's got a very light row of pixels by here with this of white to solve blended in there. And same happens up here. So what am I actually going to do is probably quite surprising. I'm gonna go select, modify, and expand by one pixel. Okay? And you may thing has eaten away a little bit but by there, but don't worry, we'll come to a layer with the selected damn, what I wanna do is go to add it and content aware fell. Now if I zoom out, what I wanna do in this view is I want to get this sampling, brush my hair. And I want to paint out and getting rid of what was going to do is going to fill this area. But with, with what we've going green is going to use that as a samples. We wanna get paint out girls from less. Okay, so watch what happens in the uptake by here when I paint out these girls and just leave the background. So let's very quickly go through and get rid of that, but leave a background in there. And you can see it'll update and it'll have less and less of it in there. And scale that would ever happen there. And this one, and this one come across. And you can see already more is just more of the background. Now. Just get rid of that. Brilliant. So what it's doing is it's using these green pixels by here as a sample. And to be honest, I'm pretty happy with that. I may get rid of this bet because there's dark tones down there and I may draw in it. Yeah, that's fine for me. So I'm gonna make sure that this outputs to a new layer. And click OK. And what I can now do is hit control D or Command D on the Mac to de-select. This is what we've got, is looking quite nice, but it's got a sharp edge. So what we wanna do with this now is with this layer selected is called Photo pass to copy. I'll just call it content aware. Fell. I wanna get my blurb, blush and make sure I'm on this layer. And I just want to get in there and I basically want to just blur the edges of this. So it gives us a nicer fall off into the hair as it didn't look so rigid. And this is kind of why we give it an extra one pixel. Ok, Tumblr too much, but we just blur the edge just so it looks a little bit more natural around there. Okay, suppose command shouldn't take too long. But touches makes it blend a lot nicer. And then we've got to worry about actually sorted out, rebuilding the other girl. I think it's your sister or someone back here. Okay, brilliant. So we've rebuilt are quite nice weekend. So we can work on this bit by here. You imply that but let less, less focus on the spin now. So I'm going to get these two layers and control II. And what it'll do, it'll just merge those two layers and I'll call it photo too. There we go. So this is what we've done. And looking quite nice. Well, I wanna do now is I want to copy this shoulder and flip it. So to do that, what I'm gonna do is draw a last Su. So I'm gonna get my polygonal last Sue tool. And I'm basically going to click around this area acts. I want to basically copy and flip it. So I'm gonna go a little bit loosely rang. They actually may make things a little bit easier because we can tighten this up later. And then I do when I come down quite sharply along that cheek but there and let's zoom out just to see where I am. Oh, yeah, I'll do this, not come down like so. And I think this should be alright, yes, so I'm gonna come up and go in just round here. And there we go. We should now have a selection. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to click Control and see, make a new layer by here and take control and v, What we have is if we turned off all the other layers, we've just got that bad. So I'm going to make sure I select it. And then sur les selected, I'm not going to go image. And now so it added transform and flip horizontal. I can now turn my lays back on and start thinking about moving this into place. So what I wanna do is I wanna match on a match up this little sort of flowery things. So to my laser pass feed down. And I just want to match this flower thing by here, maybe preparing this rank a little bit more. So kf matches up properly. And EFF thing, that should be lock in 30 goods with tenure pasty Backup. Yeah, that's looking quite good. I think maybe I have too few pixels. Like so. Yeah. So to enter, what I wanna do is on this layer now is just getting rid of this area. So if I use my fact clicker layer mask on, I can now paint black wherever I want to hide the pixels on this layer. So as just kept black selected. And I'm just going to turn my brush opacity. And I'm gonna paint this act. Well, I don't want to see it, so let's just paint up there and come time like vat. And yet they should, they should work now. So just printed out, printed Lifetime Net blends quite nicely together, which is quite nice. Quite my C together, which is quite nice. W painted all this saved. Brilliance is so far it's looking quite nice to be honest. Let's paperback, but I brilliant. And yeah, so let's turn this layer on and off. We are missing a little bit of time here, but we can add that in later. And I also want to come across to her chin by here. Got one mask to carry on painting this IVD, actually, her chin should be coming in front of it should met. So come down here, paint out her chin. We go sewer painted at the shoulder whether chin comes in. And also I've got a little bit see you, I need to paint a little bit back in here. So if I hit x, little swap these colored background lost, stop bringing this layer back in now around here. So I can match that up quite nicely. And there we go. There is some sort of edges coming in right here. So I'm just going to tidy that up again with a mask tool and work my way around. Brilliant. And there we go. Okay, I'm just gonna do that slightly just to make that edge a little bit more Chris, a little bit more blurred. And for the most part, we sorted that. I've now, we've got to do this little bit by here. And we also need to rebuild her hair. So I think what we'll do is we'll start with her hair to do. First of all, what I wanna do is get photo Pass two and layer one, control shift in e, un, not control shift in a, control and a. And again, I'm gonna rename this to photo to. And what I'm gonna do from photo pass, well, two is fine. I'm going to get my last Sue tool. I am going to draw this bob of Hebb a here. And then I'm going to control C, control V. I can drag it over. And we're going to be borrowing this hair just to rebuild hers. So just scale it down. I want to get a scaled qubit smaller just to show a little bit of difference in the, think that I should probably do it to be honest. So just move it up or touch. I'll hit enter. And what we wanna do now, lay a mouse calmness is come in with a brush. And we just want to blend in these edges just a touch so. If I get my opacity of mine push down, I think basically painted away slowly like so. We'll need to reveal some per year think vats and thus work in. I have got an issue there where I've eaten away too much swag and bring them back just by flicking. Acts like the anti-crime still getting a line. So that's fine. We've got her hair mainly in there now. And you can't really tell us being pinched from mass, not too bad. One du is merge these two layers again. So Sheets lacked controlled e. And I'm going to, first of all, I'm going to get my Spot Healing Brush Tool. So Spot Healing Brush. And I'm gonna come in and just tidy up this little line by here, and that should help things blend a little better. I'm also gonna go round here and see if that blends little bad yet does on K. So let's have a look at eaten that better way a little bit. See if this helps and thus help in the blend. Yeah. Gradually it starts to help the blend between the two. That's not what you can do is get the patch tool come around here. Was not blend him foreplay. And yeah, that's looking a lot better. We could also think that it looks a little bit like drown there o like that. And bingo, her hair is now fixed. And what we wanna do is we want to finish off by fixing down here. So let's do a quick little analysis. I think if we turn this on off, what we've got is actually this girl shoulder should be you can see as we turn this off, I didn't see this this Gill shoulder needs to be coming back in and a spine. What we'll do with this layer selected Layer Mask, and what we wanna do is get a black Prussian again and just start eating away at this layer, like so. So we're gonna start painting away. You make sure the rushes maximum plastic painting away like this. And what bringing her her watchman College back in. Now what you wanna do is you want to be really specific with this. So let's switch our colors around and just make sure that we are being really specific. So painted back in, arrived up until her shoulder and K swell just time-lapse myself to illness. Okay. And now her shoulder is now finally in front of in front of our in front of the scale. So this is what we've got. Now this little bit by here is just copied across from there. So final touches, we need to build this dress all the way down. So I'm gonna make a new layer. And i'm going to get my clone stamp tool. There we go and reset it to current nano sagittal all layers. And I'm going to alt click select up here. And I'm just going to paint this little pattern all the way down. Like so. And old cliff again, just to actually alt click by here. And there we go, build it up like so. I'm gonna get an alt click again and I am just going to keep on building this pattern all the way down slope at light. Some basically going to keep building this in all the way down until I'm completely happy that we've got everything. Okay. Now save again by here and come all the way down and do the same. Basically we're going to be Renton and repeating this process. So I get this. And again, we may end up going over the shoulder of a little bit, but don't worry about that. If we do paint over her while I'm going to undo that, we can just erase it later. Better to give more and have to erase it than not given enough and not covered completely. Okay? So when we come down to dissipate, what we wanna do is alt click and we wanna carry on. Bringing this around as well is still belt thing or whatever you wanna call it. Just like that. And there we go. Keep on going round. Brilliant. And we've just got a little bit more now by here, just at the bottom, build Latin. And we are basically there. So let's turn this on and off. And let's turn these on and off. And cool, I think I'm relatively happy with that sweet built her up. We've got her shoulder coming down in front as well. And brilliant. Cool. So if we shift, click these top two again, control II, and we can call this photo to turn it on and off. This is kind of where we've come from. We built up a lot of missing information, which is great. What we could do is we could Gao clone stamp tool again and just build in some of this, some of this, but here just soak the pet so it looks a little bit more. My suggests soft curve it. Maybe a little bit more. There we go. So wasn't so flat. Final thing we wanna do is rebuilt this time here. So it's going to be the clone stamp tool. So I'm going to just be on the same layer for now. Alt Click and makeup brush but bigger. And we wanted to build this diamond. There will be quite a bit of guesswork in this one. How far things come across. You can see this is her hand, so this needs to come down. I would say this arm needs condemned for quite a while. And yeah, just basically we're going to be repeated nat slash bringing this term and repeatedly longest texture. Okay, so what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna time-lapse myself going through this BATNA. Okay. So what I did there is I looked at where her waist would probably becoming dam built it up and then took some pixels around this area, belt her arm coming down and just extended her fingers a little bit. Okay. So what we've got now is photo pass to where we've done. We've built in this detail. So we have come from this two, and we go to this. Now in the next lesson we're going to have a look at doing some of the sort of minor fixes will be quite short one next, and then we're going to look at the major stuff. So I'll see you in the next lesson. 5. Lesson 4 - Fixing the remaining minor Damage: Right. So let's get to work fixing some of these minor minor damage now. So earlier we could have done it with the maximum colon, the Dustin scratches, but we want to do actually either use the Stamp Tool, I can do it now because that brings across detail and texture. Or you could use the Spot Healing Brush Tool. But again, with this one, you want to be quite careful that you don't kind of just, you know, go wilder than say you pay all of this because it'll go mental. So if you do use this, just be quite reserved, going small and just do little bits like that. Ok, so for this one, I'm gonna be using this clone stamp tool and the Spot Healing Brush Tool. And you'll be looking at all of this area, the faces apart from her face, these faces. And the only bits I want to leave is these two black dresses and displaced by here. Okay, so I'm going to tie maps myself doing this one to save some time. Okay, so I've restored the areas now, which I need to leaving just the tricky area to solve next. Okay, so why didn't do at the beginning of this, which is why I should have done is I didn't duplicate photo past too because I've been edited and I oh, I should've made it. I shouldn't duplicate that and made photographs three and edited that. However, I didn't just make sure that you do remember to do that. It's not the end of the world. It just lets you go back to previous versions. But, you know, the end game we do one, I kind of have a final version. So it's really not the end of the world, but it can just give you more options. Don't worry if you didn't because I forgot to show that at first, but yeah, what we're gonna do now is move on to the next lesson. Because if we look at from where we've come, I thought there was some stuff missing by here, but I think actually that's where you see through her sort of LHC kind of shoulder, some ten or that actually look like this show that may actually be some stuff. So I'm gonna Yang go through, maybe try and clean up some of that. And then in the next lesson we'll tackle this, which is going to be difficult task. So I'll see you in the next lesson. 6. Lesson 5 - Resconstructing the face: Right, let's make a start then. So what I'm gonna do is start with, I don't know if it's the hardest bit by we're going to start with this base by here. This gave out the way. So I've now gotten rid of flatten so that my layers, but I'm gonna get my most recent one which is photo past three. And I'm going to drag that down to the New Layer icon and I'm gonna call it per pass four. And there we go. So I've got like a copy of it. So let's have a look at this face and let's talk about how we're gonna do it. I think we're gonna need to pinch some of the elements of this schools face like the side by there to get a nice curve and rebuild by in there. Maybe get her lips as well. We may have a go at that in color, correct. And amend. Her hair shouldn't be too difficult. We're gonna lose this bit of hair on the outside and we may like rebuild it later. That's going to be unsalvageable. To be honest, if you zoom in, you can't see any hair strands in there. It's unsalvageable. So I'm going to remove that. We could always kind of like, you know, get some wisps of the hair by hair and bring it back over. But that's a possibility. Yes. So let's make a start then. What I'm going to start off by doing is cleaning up the areas which we can clean up in the hair. So I'm going to use the Spot Healing Brush Tool and I'm going to do as much as I can. And as just a thing of working through like this. And C, M, What we can kind of push the software to do and what we can kind of get away with. So make the crushed bigger and smaller for these different elements. And don't worry if you do struggle with this because this is a really tricky task, this one. So it is a tricky restoration. So think as probably, let's have a look for me the most are going to get away with. I think what I could do for disparate now is see how much, let's see what this actually does. Ask not bad. And think on it too is a C now, and I'll time-lapse this side, try and see how much I can get away with on the face. So I'll time-lapse less. Okay. So as you watch in there and I managed to get away with quite a lot with the clone stamp tool and know the Spot Healing Brush Tool and the clone stamp tool. However, what I've got here is I've got quite a flat face, so late, flatters edge not fat. I've got quite flat face because you can't really see the shin bone and neck. So later on I will have to deal with that. But we I'll show you how to do that later on. So I was quite surprised and got away with quite a bit. Now what I wanna do is we build this side of the face with some of the face from up here. So very much like we did earlier. I'm going to, let's see which bit do I want? I don't want the nose. So think I'm going to come around and cut. This part of the face out. So I'm going to hit Control-C, new layer control V. And then I can just bring this over and use over here. Also, we will maybe have to kind of do some other stuff like yeah, like I said, do the lightened and maybe blow a little bit of this appearance is a lot of noise in there. But we'll have a look at that later. So let's just increase this a little bit. So we want to have this curve going up the side of the face. And yeah, I think that's kind of going to be what we want. So enter. And then what I wanted to do on this layer is just make a Layer Mask or you can use the eraser, but I think the best always use a Layer Mask, Meghalaya Moscow Matt control i to invert the layer mask and just paint back in where we went back to up here. So it is painted that cheek back in with pinched from amino see much half-sister and painted back in like that. And it comes down back. So think, let's just give a little bit of a brilliant thing that's gonna be the side of her cheek there. What you'll wanna do with this layer is just go to image. And where are we? Image adjustments. And Johnny use curves just to kind of lighten it up a little bit. So bring the Finland. Just play around, basically just play around with these levels until you get some of the MOSFET in a little bit more, better, a little bit more battles. And even the word, something like, I think that one would do is as not fitting completely. But what I'm gonna do is use this now to kind of keep building upon. So I'm gonna shift click both of these layers, Control D. So now they're on the same layer. I can now use the clone stamp tool because on this, because it'll be not brush, because it'll be sampling from that new layer as well. So you can see I can fill this up. And there we go. We'll be doing that. And we may have to, I think we're going to do the same for the lips as well, to be honest. So let's have a look at whose lips we're gonna use is quite flat light in honor. So I think we're probably going to use these lamps. So let's go to that layer Scala Sue tool. And would it be best to use them? Yeah, I think so. I think it would yet. So let's cut around these lips. Let's go a little bit wider, actually, scattered around these loops. And we may have to use the Puppet Warp tool. So as Control-C, Control-V, we're gonna probably have to use some sort of warping method. And Dragon across. Yeah, I would definitely love to you some warping methods. So as nervous, not flip him. Let's go to Edit Puppet war. First of all, we have to hit enter. There we go, Edit Puppet Warp. And we can put pins in here now and just start. I think share a little bit of a sort of smile like that. Let's zoom. I've designed kinda, kinda look how we want to Tom CDO y by a colours for mom. But think share a little bit of a smile given on something like, let's just enter. Alex terrifying doesn't let us do again. Let's yeah. So I'm going to try and put it over here to strike a match and add it up. It will please try again. So just bring that when pins I am pulling out one die on a bet clustering then is going to be similar to what she's got going on. So and I think to be honest, vowel bowed out, do for me, I'm fine with that. Says click that. Let's bring them across and going up a little bit more. And what we can do now is same as before. We want to start making a layer mask on here. Getting our brush tool kind of painting arrived. And somebody I'm like, this is not going to look great. First of all, Let's just keep on painting ranked. Paint out those edges. We're basically just going to leave ourselves without a line in the middle and create diamond, but just gives us more of a distinct line. Walnut do also is go to, with the selected image adjustments and go to curves again. Stock net bet. And it basically gives us a more defined line in there. And then we can build around that as well. His smile slightly different. But again, it's not terrible because we couldn't really see a smile and first-place. So I'm just gonna flatten match. And there we go. This is what we're doing. Sir. If I zoom out now and turn this on off, a little bit of a different smile, but it gets extended a little bit more. And what I wanna do now is just carry on using maybe the patch tool and try and get rid of some of this kind of nastiness. There we go. And as probably a bit too much and get rid of some of these nastiness by here. And what we're going to have to do is we're going to have to paint the light tin back in. And you can see her face is over the massively improved. From here we can see a lot more detail. We can see a lot more going on. Okay. So I'm just gonna time-lapse myself, clean up a few more these areas by here. Okay, so finally what I wanna do is I want to clean up this little bit of a hair. And I also want to just get rid of this because like I said, we will go into just like leave that bear half an hour. So I'm gonna get these two layers. Control a. And again, not Hall is perturb. For us very quickly see where we've come from and where we are as flashcards. Great, so far. What I'm gonna do on this top layer is I'm gonna cut around where her face kind of where the edge of her face would kind of be quite roughly roundabout but bad. So we're going to cut around that bet. And again, what we can do for this is I think we will use Content Aware FL. So Edit, Content Aware fell. And what we wanna do, my previous quite big there. What we wanna do is just paint I've heard faces was not gonna sample any areas of her. So once we paint, decides it should do something like that. And what we can do is hold altered, include spike up much bigger, include more of this gray appears we got more variations and it should give us hopefully a better samples. There we go. So what I'm gonna do is gonna click OK and make sure goes out, put a new layer, control D. And what I want to do is I'm going to get this now and I'm going to check a blur on it just to kind of blur those edges. So it's a little bit nicer. Something like one pixel, 1.2 I think should be fine. Yeah, brilliant. And there we go. We will do is merge these top two together again, controlled e because we got a little bit of a mismatch, but they're so I'll get my Patch Tool and very DOA while looking good. So we've cut out a little bit higher in the later, but you don't need to worry too much. So things we've got left to do now is her hair by here, which I'm gonna try with the patching tool. And I may copy this ear and bring it down. But I'm gonna, because I've already shown his bets are gonna time-lapse that. So patch tool for her hair. Yeah, I'm gonna copy and paste down too bad. I'm gonna leave this bit until later. And then I'm gonna untimely upset when I start drawn in some sort of shading on her face then. Ok, so I've done what I needed to do there with restored her year and now I want to draw in some shading to bring her jaw line back and maybe a little bit at the cheekbone and some other stuff. So what I'm gonna do for that is if I alt click the New Layer icon, I'm going to change the mode to overlay and make sure that it's ticked here, fell with overlay, neutral color, 50% gray. And I'm gonna call this shading and click OK. What I can now do is get a black brush. So black brush and brush it on here. And what I'll do is stop drawn in shadows, but make sure your capacity is something like 19%, something like this. And I'm even the mass than 99-cent, somewhat like five, very, very quickly. And I'm going to start drawing in a little bit of shading by here just to kind of bring back in some dimension. So a little bit of a harsh line along there and then some most or faded shadow. Okay, some dance while I'm doing this is this is acting as a Dodger employed, told him dodging current liability. So just come down here. I did a little bit of a cheekbone and maybe a touch of that and maybe a little bit under her lap. So you get a little bit of a shadow that attorney and maybe I spit much if you due to a bit match what you can do, switch these colors variant by hidden acts and just paint some white back in there. And so I think the snap points in black. And we go, we go shadow Andrew I and wanted some shadow down there as well, because it knows is cast in shadow. And also the silent phase should be with darker and yeah, down, but they're okay if we turn this on and off, you can see there are actually add in some dimension in nasa is looking a lot nicer. We can brighten costly. If we switch the x, we can brighten Nisbett by here larger than we need to actually. And yes, so I'm going to wrap it up there for this session. In the next lesson, we're just going to end up working on the dress and the dress, but there and what we can do actually before I finish this one yet I'll be good. Is what you can do is a lot of kind of like not nice stuff in here, like grainy stuff. So what you can do very sparingly is get this brush tool. We wanted the appropriate layer and start. Just blew in these little elements by here, okay? Only very slightly. Don't, don't governmental because otherwise you'll have no face life now been saying, but just some of the salt grainy elements if you want. And that can often really kind of help stuff, especially with this image, I think it well. And yeah, so that's what you're going to want to do is have a go at that. I'm now going to merge these two layers. And I'm gonna call this photo paths for I think one pounds five to be honest. But again, let's see where we've come from, will come from this so far to this. And I was just the stress and the stress left. So I'll see you in the next lesson where we'll look at bat. 7. Lesson 6 - Restoring the dresses: So let's make a start now on this dress, which is going to be a tricky task. First of all, what I wanna do is start moving some of the smaller bits of damage. And you can go through to start with this. And you could use the the Spot Healing Brush Tool. Or what I actually want to do is I want to make a copy. I've already done that, so let me do it again for you. I want to make a copy of photo pass four or whatever your most recent layers, your most recent kind of pass offices. So maybe copy and I'm gonna call this the c Dustin scratches. And I'm going to have this selected CO2 filter noise and Dustin scratches where we went before. Okay? What I'm going to do is set my radius to two and my threshold to, I think those are the settings I went for. And if you turn it on and off, you can see it's just getting rid of a little bit for us and that's just going to give small to work with. Okay. So I'm going to click OK. And remember, lest biomass calmness control i to invert it. And we're now gonna paint this in where it works. Okay, so a white gosh navies or yellow, white brush. And then make sure your pass TV bush soul way up. And we can stop painting it in, into the areas where it's going to help and mainly angle and just see what happens. As I painted in here. Yeah, I don't wanna go wild and paint everywhere. It only works. Kind of get any small l dot title way. That's going to give us something to build on. So let's have a look here is going to get rid of these small, Kinda like little dots for switches. Nice. Maybe a few small dots in here. And small dots, they're great. And I'm not gonna spend too long going through this. But yeah, I'll give you some stuff to work with and less go in between here. Yeah. Brilliant. And I'm a time-lapse myself doing this now. Okay. So that's helped me some other way. You can see if I turn it on and off as far as doing is give me a little bit more to work with. But for the most part Now I'm going to need to go through and use a combination of the Stamp Tool and the and the Spot Healing Brush Tool. Now when it comes to this arm by here, or I could consider doing that. A lot of stuff there and you're just gonna have a really hard time. What I could consider doing is taking this arm and copied and pasted it round here. I wouldn't want to change the shape too much. So I may show you a little trick with that later. Yes. So let's wanna do now is time-lapse The next part two, I get rock as far as I can using the clone stamp tool, Stamp Tool and the Spot Healing Brush Tool, I should be able to get in 90% of the way that were bad. So I'll time-lapse this next bit for you as well. But those are the three tools I'm going to use. Okay? So I've done quite a bit a work. Let's see kind of how far we've come. We've done quality, clean up on that. Now, what I want to do to finish off is finally get this arm and bring it around to fit there. And then I got a little bit clean up, I can do that and we'll do the same thing over here. So what I'm gonna do is go with my last Sue tool or maybe my polygonal last CO2 may be a bit easier. I'm going to click round quite neatly on the psalm. The, I'm gonna be really, really neatly, something like this, just up the side. And it is actually hard to see with a line is we're gonna go like that. And I'm gonna get as tight as I can around that. I'm basically going to bring us arm over to the other side because I think it'll be a little bit quicker and may give me more detail as well. So just something like this. And I'll hit control C, control V. We can then begin around edit, transform, flip horizontal. And we should have a watch, we'll call it a, which we can use this side, right? Just gotta see. For sure. Yeah, and I'm gonna hit Enter. But there's a few things we need to do. I'm going to go to Edit Puppet Warp. And quite a few points in here. What I wanna do then is I just want to move this arm, so kind of goes around like vat and warps abet Moore? Yeah, that's kind of what I want. We can possibly varying this diamond touches. Well, they're gonna enter. Okay, well I want to do now is I actually want to alter the shift. I want to flip the shading of this basically. So on top, what I'm gonna do is I'm doing too. How, which way do we do this now has loads of ways we could do is I think what I'm gonna do is yeah, doctrine burden. So I am going to alt click this new layer icon again. And I'm gonna go overlay, filled with overlay and liked him. Fx. And yeah, it's all good. And then what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna link it, uh, so with Bob layer one, layer one is the new OMB. Let's just name it new arm. And I'm an old click in between light infix and new arm. So this now only you can see that allow those linked only takes effect within this layer. So it's basically clipping mask. So why I actually wanted to do is get my brush tool. And on this layer. And I want to actually brush tool. I want to brush in. I want to darken this area so a members like a Dodge and Burn, I wanna brush him black here. With my opacity on like 8% is something I want to darken this side because this should be a more shadows site and then switch it around. I want to live turn this side. Uneven Mats kind of helped fix set. I just want to maybe dark and just down here a little bit more click does get quite dark down here. So something like that. And you're dark and that edge. And just by turning that on and off, you can see we've completely fixed it. I can possibly dark and light better touch. And there we go. That's more or less kind of done for that bet. And what we can do is maybe turn it on and off just to kind of see. Now think, I think that's going to be fine, but are actually what I will do is on this new R1 and we give it a Layer Mask. And I'm just gonna paint away saga rush black Prussian sculpt paint away some of the edges just by here. So increase one rush. And I basically asked specialists, they'll remember it just paints away. So I'm just gonna paint away just ever so slightly in certain areas like that. And I think I'll change my brush to like 20% of plastics fucking gradually just blend Dylan but here. Okay. And yeah, so we got that are on there, which is quite nice. I think what I'm going to do is I'm probably going to take that across as well to the arm over here now, do I want this or do I want this by here? I think I'm gonna try with this one, but I'm going to do something a bit different. So first of all, let's just control shift. See these top three and photo five. Now I think I know I didn't even do that. So shift, shift, click them, control a and folk. Five, there we go. So again, so far we've come. One would do is take yeah, this one. And across however, I'm gonna do something slightly different but an omega clipping mask. So let's bring this across first. So first of all, Massu tool, let's take this side is come around something like fast. You don't need to be too accurate with this one because of them, because of what we are going to be doing with that. But there's accuracy can come down that I think should be enough comeback. And there we go. So same jobs before copy and paste it onto new layer. I'm going to bring it across and I'm going to kind of obscure. It's a kind of looks a little bit like Vanek completely covers her arm and that does a first look a little bit and mental. But don't worry, I'm gonna disable it. And what I'm going to do is I'm going to draw another last Sue, kind of just around a maze. And we want to use this as sort of like a mask. Because I'll show you why now. Some very quickly, as quick as I can. You can spend more time doing this, but I'm gonna go around this edge. Wear dresses actually created an edge. So we're going to use the preexisting actually, like so just around here. And I'm gonna come down and come in. And there we go. Right? So we've got a selection loaded. I'm gonna go to Select and I'm going to go to smooth and a thin smooth that by two pixels and click OK. And I'm going to select and modify further by two pixels as well. So I'm not with us selection still loaded. I'm going to turn my layer back on. And what I'm going to do is I'm going to now mass get so that we're not having this big puffy thing because obviously she's got a puffy sleeves and you may be able to see it repeated a little bit too much. We can't see a little bit patterns repeated by just wanted to use the preexisting outlined that her dress already gives us. So that is what we've got. Okay. And we have got a few things we need to clean up. A Bible will do that later, and this edge by here. So let's start now on this layer mask. Let's get the brush. And again, if we get our, what, we want to pay them black and we wanna stop painting this act, but we need to turn our pasty app. So you just want to stop blend in this n just a little better, like that, okay? And maybe bring it down where we go. And cool. And there we go. So we're bringing in now, which is working quite nicely. Let's just increase this. And yeah, we should start seeing this standard blend. A lot more nice. Okay, what we could do with this image is it does look a little bit dark. So we could get this very quickly to image adjustments, curves, and just preparing these dark levels up, just a touch or putting in like that. Maybe pulling something, thinks something like vertice kinda fit in. So if we look before and after Yasser fit in a bit more nice server. Click OK. And then we've just got this nasty point at the top. So I'm going to select the two layers controlling E. And let's go Patch Tool. Let's see if we can do is in one, if we can, that would be awesome. Something like that. Sarah Locke's great amount of detail in herds starts as kind of actually working. And now what we can do is use the spotty and brush tool and come along the edge. And yes, going to clean up our edge for us. And keep on going. And it's going to carry on cleaning up our edge force. But now there's a couple of arrays left. Its distinct here and you'll want to use them, but actually, you want to just carry on using this soft Healing Brush Tool. And we've got this one up here, this area up here. So I'm going to tie maps myself, clean the knees up. Then we'll come back and we'll have a look at one or two more things that we can do before we go into our final lesson to summarize and finish. Okay, so here is our kind of Neil enough final image. Now a few things we can do and what I will time-lapse myself doing is I think we can darken this shoulder and kind of fix some of the lighting on here. It's very dark but there and is quite flat by there. So we may just if I may just painting a few shadows, they're looking at her face is mainly there. We love. It's convinced a little bit of nastiness and nice. You can carry on blue in using a blurb, rushed to kinda blew one or two parts. And this just undo that. And yeah, you could possibly try and remove that dark bit by there because that's a bit of potential CR. There we go. I worked quite well. And we've got a brilliant yeah. So thus, thus cut some of the stuff you can do. And then what we're going to look at is I'm just going to kind of remastered a little bit of the shading by here. And then I'll do a soft final kind of like tonal adjustment. And we should be near enough ready to go. One little thing I did put some sort of shading under there earlier, but looking at how flat everyone else's faces are, I'm actually not a fan of that. So I'm going to remove that shaded and I wonder whether I can move it with this and maybe move it with the watch. We'll call it the stamp tool. So Ascii back quick go up Bankier because everyone else's faces quite flat. So let's just select that is quite flat now, yeah, I think that fits better with everyone else says. So another thing you can try is to try and get even light across your forehead is select those pixels and respect flat area. That's a little bit too flat. So yeah, I think yeah, that is a little bit too soft. So we can try maybe get her cheek. See if that helps. Yeah, I think that it has a little bit actually. So just kind of try and even out her face as well. No should be bright that sila think like dyes are but that. So yeah, I'm going to tie maps myself now, even and I liked him with a new layer. Services go alt click here, like we have before. Changes to Overlay. Click this tick box and yangmal paint some blacks in I where I want it to be a bit darker, so time-lapse that. And then we'll do our final color correction. And then we'll go into the next lesson, which is just a summary of what we've done. So see you in a sec. Okay. So it didn't actually take me that long to do. So they know why abolish timestamp, but you can see the difference that makes, Okay, so I'm going to just control ie them and now we have y final restoration. I didn't choose to keep all my kind of like previous SPO2 passes. But by all means you can probably as a good idea to be, well, it is a good idea by just chose not to. So now that we've done this, we've got our restoration there. What we can finish off by doing is making a new Curves Adjustment Layer and kind of have a look at adding a little bit of contrast in that possibly. So increase in, decrease in the shadows and increase in the highlights. Just a touch, just to see kind of what life gives us. So you can turn on and off. It just makes it pop a little bit more. And what else we can kinda have a look at the levels is even use a levels as well, just if you prefer using the levels, you can try and do that. But yeah, now with that, I think and I'm going to leave levels. I'm just going to use the curves that now you can do whatever code correction you want. That now is our final restorations of we just merge these two right here and show a and call it final restoration. Again. We can now see where we've come from. Sweave repaired quite a lot of damage in this one. It's not an easy task either. So what I'll do now is I'll summarize in the next lesson just, just everything that we've done. And if you've gotten this far, well, dunks is really difficult. One. 8. Lesson 7 - Final Summary: So again, you've got this far well done. This is the final summary. So we've learned a load of new techniques in this kind of photo restoration course. So this belt or my previous one, which was a begin as one and we've done quite a lot. I mean, we've replaced an arm, we've replaced this arm, we've replaced this half of a torso. We've replaced some hair up here. We've copied an ear and mouth and the side of a face. We've tackled some really difficult restoration work with missing pieces and stuff like that. So honestly, a lot covered in this, really, really well done. So I'm gonna kinda leave it there. We've used, we went over the patch tool, we went over the helium spotted and brush tool, the clone stamp tool. We use content, a wife bell, which can be quite handy. And this is our final piece. So again, look at where we've come from. Well done guys. Hopefully you enjoyed that. Go and check out some of my other photo restoration causes as well, and photo colorization causes as well. And hopefully see you again. Jails.